Learn the 3 Easy Steps to Enforce SSL TLS Versions in Android & iOS Apps to ensure that the TLS version used by the app is current and has not been downgraded by hackers.
The TLS/SSL protocol has been around for a long time, and as such, it supports a wide range of cryptographic algorithms for establishing a secure communication channel and communicating over it.
Every secure connection begins with a “handshake” during which several parameters of the communication are decided. One of which is the version of the protocol:
Old versions of the protocol carry some vulnerabilities. Attacks like POODLE and BEAST rely on exploiting weaknesses of older implementations of TLS.In addition, it is not uncommon for attackers to intentionally impersonate servers or weaken their parameters in order to downgrade the security/encryption of a TLS session so that they can attack it more easily.
A very effective countermeasure against this class of attacks is to only use a current version or the latest version of TLS.
Implementing and especially maintaining such measures is a difficult task. Sometimes the source code is not available, and more often the services are on uncontrolled endpoints.
Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like Enforce TLS Versions to Android and iOS apps without coding. This KB shows mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals how to use Appdome’s simple ‘click to build’ user interface to quickly and easily protect mobile data in transit.
Follow these step-by-step instructions to Enforce Minimum TLS Versions in mobile apps:
Congratulations! When app is now secured with Enforce TLS Version.
You can read about all the properties and features of various TLS versions in Wikipedia.
If you are interested in limiting other aspects of TLS, you should check out how you can Enforce Communications’ Cipher Suites.
This feature is just one of many offered in the course of Trusted Session Inspection.
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